"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, August 5, 2018


We had been blessed with much unexpected good weather the first two months on the road.  All that changed on our way to Seward.  We arrived in the rain, and four days later departed in the rain.  It didn’t stop the entire time we were there.

We did do a couple of things there, in spite of the weather.

We visited three time Iditarod Champion, Mitch Seavey’s kennel. 

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His dogs didn’t look much like the dogs we saw in Denali.  The best comparison I could make would be that those in Denali were Clydesdales, and these were Kentucky Derby steeds.  We actually got a ride in a training buggy.

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They made it look easy, pulling five or six hundred pounds along a rocky road for a mile or so.  All I can say is that those dogs loved to pull.  And, there was also puppies.

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On another day we took a tour out into the Gulf of Alaska.

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Lots of fog and rain all day.  Pretty views along the way.

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Glaciers, and a raft of Sea Otters.

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We also were lucky enought to run into some of these guys.  Humpback Whales.

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There was a hint of sunshine the morning we departed, but it soon disappeared.

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  So did we.  On to further adventures….jc


  1. What a great time and I suspect you experienced rather normal weather there:)

  2. Another great post. Iditarod, Glaciers, humpback whales and lots of smiles....seems like the "perfect storm" for happiness. Thanks for sharing...safe travels my friend. Horst sends


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